September 20 2013 12:35PM
Last night in New Jersey marked the first time you saw two players in a National Hockey League game circumvent the new rule where a player cannot remove his own helmet prior to a fight. Instead Brett Gallant and Krys Barch politely removed each other’s before throwing punches.
September 20 2013 02:30AM
Two nice boys.
This weekly column looks to discuss a certain number of relevant Jets topics on a certain day of the week. That certain number? Five. That day of the week? Friday. Also, hole. This is the Friday Five-Hole.
September 20 2013 01:32AM
Finally, after two long and rather ridiculous seasons that saw the Winnipeg Jets based out of the Southeast, the league has undergone re-alignment and have the team in a realistic division: The Central. All week I will provide a preview of the Jets new Divisional Rivals, giving you with a brief review of last years’ stats, each team's potential opening day lineup, strengths and weaknesses, and a few major storylines (both Jet and non-Jet related). Today we review the greatly changed Dallas Stars.
September 19 2013 09:30PM
The Winnipeg Jets decided they liked what GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has been doing in the three years the team has been in the Manitoba capital.
The main reason for his extension, Cheveldayoff has built a winning culture within the locker room and making it a place where players want to come - something the Jets 1.0 found very difficult to do.
With the draft success (with some former Atlanta scouts, which was some cause for concern with their draft history and inconsistency there) since the Jets have moved, he has found that he has been successfully building a strong team with Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Nic Petan, Josh Morrissey, Eric Comrie, and Adam Lowry along with adding to the roster via free agency and trades.
In true True North fashion (no pun intended), they signed Cheveldayoff to a meagre, safe, two-year extension. But that may be the Jets being too safe.
September 19 2013 01:09PM
Sent out with the first cuts, Nic Petan was barely around long enough to turn me into a teenage girl over him. Barely. He wears a gold chain while he plays and once I saw him fake a hard shot in practice and instead lob it over the goalie's shoulder. OMG!
But I'm here to reclaim my reason. Or, alternatively, found a fan club. Part one will look at what we know about Petan already through scouting reports, and further consider his NHL scoring through three possible equivalency numbers. Part two (next week) will look at his historical comparables.
So, how good is Nic Petan?